New savoury snacks for your office
Crisps are irreplaceable (popcorn: you had a good crack at it. Well done.) Think of these new savoury snacks as posh crisp siblings.
Shards of fragrant coconut with “no funny business”, a reference to their basic ingredients. There are two flavours: lightly salted and slightly peppered. Don’t be deceived by the package photo – the crisps are tiny, hence the corner opening so you can pour them into your mouth at speed. Vegan. Ape Coconut Curls, 79p, Ocado
This is a savoury snack with the texture of Chipsticks, flavours inspired by Japanese cooking and made in Wales. They are made with green peas and rice and come in four flavours: lightly salted, sweet chilli and lemon, soy and balsamic vinegar and smoked salt and Szechuan pepper, which is a bit like fancy BBQ sauce. Vegan. Yushoi Snapea Rice Sticks, £1, Tesco
From former M&S product developer Annabel Vere Nicoll and TV presenter Ben Fogle comes a new baked good. Chisps are made with chickpeas and spelt flour and packaged in compostable bags. There are two flavours: Hebridean sea salt seaweed and vinegar, and Indian-inspired sweet and spicy chickpea, a crisp version of bombay mix. Vegetarian. Launching 26 Jan. Dilly & Wolf Chisps, £1.69, Ocado
Part of the new M&S ‘healthy snacking’ range, pitta chips are coated in chilli and red pepper seasoning, creating the perfect vehicle for hummus and guacamole. Note: there is nothing healthy about these when you eat three packets with a dip selection but you’ll be really happy. Red pepper pitta chips, 60p, in store at M&S
From the same company that gave us hummus crisps come quinoa chips, a natural progression for the snacking classes. These look a little like Frazzles but are thinner and crunchier and taste of real produce such as sundried tomato and garlic, and chilli and lime. Really rather good. Vegan. Eat Real Quinoa Chips, 70p, Tesco